Simulink CANopen Blockset/ interface

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Lukas Matias
Lukas Matias on 22 Nov 2021
Answered: Dimitri MANKOV on 22 Nov 2021
Hi there,
similar to this thread, I need to control a motor via the CANopen protocol (unfortunately I don't really have any relevant experience with CANopen). As it still seems not be properly resolved, I thought I would post another question to draw some attention to this issue. I basically have a Simulink Real Time lab set-up, but from what I understand from the Simulink documentiation this would only allow me to communicate via CAN/ CAN-FD and J1939.
The question now is how to link Simulink and CANopen. As I understand it, to integrate the open-source implementation would be very time consuming and commercial solutions are not really an option (but I am still open to suggestions to consider). I found CANopen <-> J1939 converters (as Simulink Real-time and the Vehicle Network toolbox support J1939), might that be a practical solution? ...But am pretty much out of ideas otherwise.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Lukas

Answers (2)

Diego Kuratli
Diego Kuratli on 22 Nov 2021
Speedgoat offers dedicated I/O modules enabling CANopen communication for Simulink Real-Time:
https://www.speedgoat.com/products-services/communications-protocols/canopen

Dimitri MANKOV
Dimitri MANKOV on 22 Nov 2021
Hi Lukas,
I see you are working with Simulink Real-Time. For this use case, I think the most appropriate way would be to look into CANopen I/O modules from Speedgoat. You can find more information here:
Best,
Dimitri

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